Social Bowls Evening – Thurs 10th Aug 2023

Not so much a visit, unless you regard the bowlers’ clubhouse next door to the main Fulwood Sports Club building as a destination in its own right, but we had a very enjoyable social bowls evening, followed by a pie and pea supper in the main bar, on one of the warmest and sunniest evenings … Read more

Yorkshire Water Ewden Treatment Plant – Wed 10th May 2023

More than three years after lockdown and our last very successful visit to the Sheffield Assay Office, Stumperlowe Probus Club resumed what will hopefully be a regular programme of outside visits when we toured Yorkshire Water’s Ewden fresh water treatment plant on the River Don north of Sheffield. Yorkshire Water is one of the largest … Read more

Sheffield Assay Office – Thurs 5th March 2020

I should imagine that 90 per cent of the population of Sheffield have heard of the Assay Office, and are vaguely aware of its role in hallmarking items of precious metal, but few fully appreciate its significance on the national and world stage. Sheffield Assay Office has been making its mark since 1773 when local … Read more

Amazon Fulfilment Centre visit – Wed 30th Oct 2019

In the days when Doncaster Rovers’ home ground was Belle Vue, the town was proud of the fact that it had the largest playing area of any club in the Football League, at 110 yards long by 72 yards wide. But, in a town where size obviously matters, the old Rovers’ pitch would be dwarfed … Read more

Drax Power Station – Wed 5th Sept 2018

On a good day, the 12 cooling towers and 851-foot main chimney of Drax Power Station are a familiar site on the horizon from the uplands to the west of Sheffield, 35 miles away as the crow flies. But 28 members and guests of Stumperlowe Probus Club were afforded a much closer look at Britain’s … Read more

The Hawley Tool Collection – Wed 3rd July 2019

After Nick Duggan’s talk on his own cutlery collection two days earlier, the ‘made in Sheffield’ theme continued when 22 Stumperlowe Probus Club members gathered as arranged at the iconic Bessemer Converter outside Kelham Island Museum ready to start our guided tour of the Hawley Tool Collection. As Nick, the curator, pointed out, the Hawley … Read more